Lil Wayne (American rapper)

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Legal name: Dwayne Carter


Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur from New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1991, at the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo The B.G.'z, alongside fellow New Orleans-based rapper Lil' Doogie. In 1996, Lil Wayne formed the Southern hip hop group Hot Boys, with his Cash Money label-mates Juvenile, Young Turk and Lil' Doogie (who now goes by B.G.). Hot Boys debuted with Get It How U Live! that same year. Lil Wayne gained most of his success with the group's major selling album Guerrilla Warfare (1999). Along with being the flagship artist of Cash Money Records, Lil Wayne is also the chief executive officer (CEO) of his own imprint, Young Money Entertainment, which he founded in 2005.

Lil Wayne's solo debut album Tha Block Is Hot (1999), was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His following albums, Lights Out (2000) and 500 Degreez (2002), were certified gold. He reached higher popularity with his fourth album Tha Carter (2004), which was led by the single "Go D.J." and his appearance on Destiny's Child's top ten single "Soldier", that same year. The album was followed by Tha Carter II (2005) and several mixtapes and collaborations throughout 2006 and 2007. Wayne's sixth album Tha Carter III (2008), became his most successful album to date, with first-week sales of over one million copies in the United States. The album includes the number-one single "Lollipop", as well as "A Milli" and "Got Money", and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.

Following the success of Tha Carter III, Wayne decided to record a rock-esque album titled Rebirth. The album, released in 2010, was certified gold by the RIAA, despite a generally negative critical response. In March 2010, Lil Wayne began serving an 8-month jail sentence in New York after being convicted of criminal possession of a weapon stemming from an incident in July 2007. Wayne's eighth album I Am Not a Human Being (2010), was released during his incarceration. His 2011 album and first following his release, Tha Carter IV, sold 964,000 copies in its first week of availability in the United States. It includes the singles "6 Foot 7 Foot", "How to Love" and "She Will". On September 27, 2012, Lil Wayne passed Elvis Presley as the male with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with 109 songs. Lil Wayne's eleventh studio album, Tha Carter V has been delayed multiple times and has no concrete release date.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Tha Block Is Hot Lil Wayne 1
2000 Lights Out Lil Wayne 5 1
2002 500 Degreez Lil Wayne 1
2004 Tha Carter Lil Wayne 2.5 3
2005 Tha Carter II Lil Wayne 5 3
2006 Like Father, Like Son Birdman & Lil Wayne 2
2008 Tha Carter III Lil Wayne 3 10
2009 Rebirth Lil Wayne 5 4
2010 I Am Not a Human Being Lil Wayne 2
2011 Tha Carter IV Lil Wayne 2 7
2013 I Am Not a Human Being II Lil Wayne 5 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 The Carter 2, Part 2: Like Father Like Son Lil Wayne 1
2007 The Carter Files Lil Wayne 1
2007 The Greatest Rapper Alive Lil Wayne 1
2009 No Ceilings Lil Wayne 1
2011 Sorry 4 the Wait Lil Wayne 2

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 SQ4 Lil Wayne & The Sqad 4 1
2006 Dedication #1 (Gangsta Grillz) DJ Drama & Lil Wayne 1
2006 Dedication 2 DJ Drama & Lil Wayne 1
2006 From 9/11 to Katrina Juelz Santana & Lil Wayne 1
2006 I Can't Feel My Face: Prequel Juelz Santana & Lil Wayne 1
2007 The Drought Is Over Lil Wayne 1
2007 The Drought Is Over 2: The Carter 3 Sessions Lil Wayne 1
2007 The Drought Is Over, Part 4: Return to The Carter 3 Sessions Lil Wayne 1
2007 The Weezy Effect: Bottom of the Map, Volume 2 Lil Wayne 1 1
2008 Dedication #3 (Gangsta Grillz) DJ Drama & Lil Wayne 1
2008 Young Money Empire, Part 3 DJ Whiteowl & Lil Wayne 1
2009 The Weezy Effects 2 Leak Jones presents Lil Wayne 1
2010 Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, T.I. & Lil Boosie Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, T.I. & Lil Boosie 1
2011 The Road to Carter 4 Lil Wayne 1
2012 Dedication 4 Lil Wayne & DJ Drama 2 1
2015 Sorry 4 The Wait 2 Lil Wayne 1
SQ5 Lil Wayne & The Sqad 4 1
The Drought Is Over, Part 4 Lil Wayne 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Hustler Musik Lil Wayne 1
2007 Make It Rain (Remix) Fat Joe feat. R. Kelly, T.I., Lil Wayne, Baby, Rick Ross & Ace Mac 1
2007 Lock U Down Mýa feat. Lil Wayne 2
2007 My House Curren$y feat. Lil Wayne 1
2008 A Milli Lil Wayne 1
2008 Lollipop Lil Wayne 1
2008 Got Money Lil Wayne feat. T-Pain 1
2008 Let It Rock Kevin Rudolf feat. Lil Wayne 4
2008 Robo Tussin Flying Lotus feat. Lil Wayne 1
2008 Mrs. Officer Lil Wayne feat. Bobby Valentino & Kidd Kidd 1
2008 I'm So Paid Akon feat. Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy 2
2009 Prom Queen Lil Wayne 1
2009 Hot Revolver Lil Wayne 1
2009 I Can Transform Ya Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz 1
2009 Down Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne 1
2009 Da Da Da Lil Wayne 1

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